Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 23, February 1, 2019
Words with Wilson
Catholic Schools Week has always been my favorite week of the school year. I have been blessed to only know catholic education my entire life. Through the sacrifice, love and support of my parents, I have always been able to freely worship and talk about my faith.  

St. Roch Catholic School is indeed a special place.   We are blessed with loving and hard-working students, supportive parents, and a staff that is out of this world. Our teachers and support staff work hard everyday to make our students feel loved and appreciated so that they can learn and grow.  Our building is alive with love and laughter, and I am blessed to call this wonderful school my home.

As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, please know that the sacrifices you make to send your children here do not go unnoticed.  Thank you for supporting our teachers and staff with your kind words, and most importantly the gift of sharing your children with us.  During this week, we celebrate the gift of our faith, and the gift to be able to freely talk about, and worship God in everything that we do. Thank you for sharing in this journey with us. As we continue to celebrate our school, we will continue to follow our motto: Trust God, Work Hard and Work Together.  
Registration for 2019-2020
Registration for all RETURNING families is now open.

There is a $100 registration fee per student due at the time of registration. Payments can be made online via Mealtime or in the school's Main Office by check.
School Yearbooks
St. Roch Catholic School
YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE

Ordering available until:
March 8, 2019

Full-Color Yearbook................................$14.00

To order visit: www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter this code: 34011H

Or return envelope, that went home, with cash or check payable to:

St. Roch Catholic School
Art Donations
The Art Room is looking for beads (any type would be good). If you have any at home that you would like to donate it would be appreciated. They will be used to string the hanger of the students pottery projects. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support of our Art program.
Middle School Youth Rally
Who: All 6th - 8th Grade Students
When: 02.02.19 from 1pm to 8pm
Where: Roncalli High School
What: A youth rally for middle schoolers focused around the theme of Holiness.

This rally will include:
  • A Keynote Speaker
  • Break out sessions
  • A t-shirt
  • Dinner
  • A service opportunity
  • And a dance with a DJ

Register today at
All Students: Bring a Sack Lunch
Thursday, February 21st
Purse Bingo is coming soon!! On the date of Purse Bingo,  Thursday, Feb. 21st,  students will be eating in their classrooms and will need to bring a sack lunch. Please mark this date on your calendars. Thanks to our PTO for all their hard-work organizing Purse Bingo.
In the Know with the PTO
Only 18 tickets remain for this event!
2nd Annual Saint Roch PTO Designer Purse Bingo
NEARLY HALF OF THE AVAILABLE TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD!!!
This event will be announced in the church bulletin next week - get
your tickets before they are sold out!

Mark your calendars and grab some girlfriends! 
It's time for the second annual Saint Roch PTO Designer Purse Bingo. 
The event will be held on Thursday, February 21st in the cafeteria. 
The cost for one ticket is $30 , which includes ten games of bingo, one bingo
dauber, and one drink ticket. 

Reminder - this is a 21 and older event! Just in case your flyer is buried in your
child's backpack, we are attaching another one here! This event sold out last year - don't delay in sending in your registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hayes at hayes6850@yahoo.com.

Thanks for supporting your PTO!
Big Game Party
5th Annual Super Bowl Party Sponsored by St Roch Men’s Club

MEN’S CLUB WINTER FUNDRAISER is on Sunday, February 3, 2019 . Doors open at 5pm. You don’t need to be present to win. Last year’s event was a huge success and this year’s should be even better! Pre-sale tickets are available now and include entry to the event, food, drink and a chance to win a cash prize of $1,000.00. Tickets are $25.00 per person.. This event is for adults aged 21 and over. Tickets will be available after all the masses and we will be selling tickets this Monday (January 21, 2019) evening in the parish life center from 6:30 to 8pm.

For tickets or information please contact
Andy Farris @ 317-319-7566
Danny Hayes @ 317-442-6069
Matt Iaria @ 317-445-7289
Paul Rossman @ 317-432-7053

Tickets will also be available for purchase in the school office. Babysitting will be available through the 3 rd  quarter.
Rocket Wrestling Results
The St Roch wrestlers competed in three events this weekend. Saturday was the  St Roch Duals  at Central Catholic. The team won both Dual Meets. The First was against St Barnabas the second was against St Jude/St Mark.
Sunday was the Jim Troy Tournament at Guerin HS for grades 3-6. The team took 3 rd  place winning eight medals:

Mason Poe, 2nd Place
Symon Schoettle, 3 rd  Place
Haydn Farris, 1 st  Place
Eli Baker, 2 nd  Place
Jake Gaskill, 4 th  Place
Zane Hamblin, 1 st  Place
Alex Jarvis, 1 st  Place

Sunday was also the hugely competitive Middle School State tournament at Center Grove HS. Bryce Lowery became an Indiana State Champion for the second time winning the 90 lb weight class.
He & Me Dance
Save the Date: He & Me Glow Gala
Saturday, February 23
6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Roch Cafeteria
Girl Scout Troop #04143 invites all girls (both St. Roch students and parishioners) to the 2019 He & Me dance—otherwise known as the Glow Gala. The dance will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the St. Roch cafeteria. It’s the perfect special date with your loved one: have dinner or attend mass beforehand, and then dance the night away. Dress up in neon / 80’s clothes, and be prepared to get your glow on under the blacklights. Tickets will be $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Make checks payable to Girl Scout Troop #04143. You can send your money in to school in a marked envelope.
Trivia Night
TRIVIA NIGHT TO BENEFIT OUR SISTER PARISH IN HAITI! Please mark your calendar for Friday night, March 1st! Put together your team or you can join a team the night of the event. Tickets will be on sale soon for $25 per person includes your entry fee, McQ’s pizza, 2 drink tickets and dessert! We are starting a new campaign to build another chapel for one that was destroyed in a hurricane within St. Michael Parish in Baie-de-Henne! More details soon! 
Service Opportunity
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BLANKET MAKING EVENT!
SVdP is making blankets for the homeless, terminally ill children in the hospital, and pets in animal shelters. We will be making fleece tie blankets, which require no sewing or technical know-how. The event will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 1-5pm in the school cafeteria. Feel free to stop by part of the time, or stay and complete multiple blankets! We will provide the fabric and instructions- we just need extra hands and pairs of scissors. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Bauman at 951-271-1559 or via email at  ashleylbauman@gmail.com

Inclement Weather
If we ever have a 2 hour delay, early dismissal, or school closing because of inclement weather, we will notify the teachers and parents using the following:
1. Posted on our website on the front page
2. Notified via email to all parents and staff using Jupiter Grades
3. Posted on our "St. Roch Catholic School" Facebook Group Page
4. Posted on our Twitter page
5, A Remind Message
6. Posted via local TV stations: Channel 4, 6, 8, 13, 59 (this is the last places I notify, please look for above methods first)

As always, as the parent YOU are the one that makes the decision on whether to bring your children to school each day because of weather and/or road conditions. If we are in school at a normal time and the roads around your home or area are not safe to travel, please call the school office and notify the school that your children will not be attending school because of inclement weather. Your student will be given an excused absence.
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 2/6 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade

Fri. 2/8 - Mrs. Agresta's 3rd Grade

Wed. 2/13 - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade

Fri. 2/15 - Mrs. Chamberlin's 8th Grade

Wed. 2/20 - Mr. Tindall's 8th Grade

Fri. 2/22 - Mrs. Feltman's 7th Grade

Wed. 2/27 - Mr. English's 7th Grade

Fri. 3/1 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
February 2/3
Saturday, 5pm
Brady Davis
Lachlan Borders
Sawyer Borders
 
Sunday, 8am
Emma Kraus
James Guthrie
Alexa Tweedy
 
Sunday, 10:30am
Lily Brown
Paul Pittman
Victoria McDole
 
Sunday, 5:30pm
Eli Littell
Ezra Littell
Isaiah Littell
Lunch Menu
Week of February 4th
Salad of the Week - Taco Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Hamburger
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 2/2 - Middle School Youth Rally @ Roncalli
  • 2/3 - Big Game Party
  • 2/5 - We Are St. Roch Shirt Day
  • 2/13 - 1PM Early Dismissal - Aftercare is Available
  • 2/14 - $1 Pre-paid Casual Day
  • 2/18 - President's Day NO SCHOOL
  • 2/21 - All students bring Sack Lunch
  • 2/21 - Purse BINGO
  • 2/23 - He & Me Dance
  • 3/8 - Yearbook Order Deadline
LINKS
Rebel Report
Roncalli High School Application
Roncalli is excited to welcome the Class of 2023 next fall! With scheduling for freshman year starting in a month, if you haven't started the application process yet, you will want to get on that ASAP! 

The Application for Admission is now available online at  https://www.roncalli.org/application . Once the application is complete and the $100 registration fee is received, you may continue the registration process. Please contact Director of Admissions Allie Ross at  aross@roncalli.org  or (317) 787-8277, ext. 243 with any questions.
Roncalli High School Tours
Did you know that you can schedule a tour of Roncalli High School during school hours to see what a typical day looks like? If you are curious on what this might look like, contact Director of Admissions & Marketing Allie Ross today to set one up! Allie can be reached at (317) 787-8277, ext. 243.
Indy Junior Rebels Lacrosse
Interested in the fastest growing sport on  two  feet? Come see what lacrosse is all about! Indy Junior Rebels Lacrosse (the feeder program for Roncalli High School Lacrosse) is registering now for our spring season. Visit  jrrebellax.com  or our facebook page for more information. We currently have teams for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Questions? Contact Julie at  juliealdrich@att.net  or 317-496-7339.  
Youth Cheer Clinic
Roncalli will be hosting a cheer clinic on Saturday, February 23rd. For children in 1st - 8th Grade.
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051